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Medical Abbreviation

QuestionAnswer
ABD Abdomen
ARDS Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
BaSw Barium Swallow
B.E. Barium Enema
B.I.D. Twice a day
BP Blood Pressure
c with
C/O Complaining of
CCU Coronary Care Unit
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CT Computed Tomography
CVA Cerebro Vascular Accident
CXR Chest X-Ray
ECG Electrocardiogram
ER Emergency Room
F/U Follow up
Fx Fracture
GB Gallbladder
Hx History
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IV Intravenous
IVP Intravenous Pyelogram
IVU Intravenous Urogram
KUB Kidneys
L & D Labor and Delivery
LLQ Left Lower Quadrant
LMP Last Menstrual Period
lt. Left
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
MCA Motorcycle Accident
MI Myocardial Infarction
MVA Motor Vehicle Accident
NN Newborn Nursery
NNICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NPO Nothing by mouth
OCG OralCholecystoGram
OOP Out of Plaster
OR Operating Room
ORAOB Odor Resembling Alcohol On Breath
ORIF Open Reduction Internal Fixation
p post (after)
PACU Post Anesthesia Care Unit
PCXR Portable Chest X-ray
PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
P.O. per orifice (by mouth)
q.d. everyday
Q4h every 4 hours
R/O Rule Out
RDS Respiratory Distress Syndrome
RLQ Right Lower Quadrant
rt. Right
RUQ Right Upper Quadrant
s without
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SOB Shortness of Breath
S/P Status Post
STAT Immediately
T.I.D. three times a day
UGI Upper Gastrointestinal
wc Wheel Chair
x Times
Created by: Sassyconch